The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is being discussed by House Leader Cantor and VP Biden, could include this proposed definition: “sexual assault means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal or State law, including when the victim lacks the capacity to consent.”
Due to changes in state laws, innocent men have been convicted of sexual assault and imprisoned, even though there was no DNA, no witnesses, and no forensic evidence. Learn more here: http://saveservices.org/innocence
Do we really want VAWA to shift the burden of proof to the defendant? No law should remove the presumption of innocence.
Call House Leader Eric Cantor right now! (202) 225-2815 Tell him to restore the Presumption of Innocence in VAWA!
Thank you for your attention to this matter,
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
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